Special Report

US Metro Areas Where Murder Rate Is Soaring

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30. Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +4.0
> Homicides reported in 2020: 8 — 70th lowest of 211 metros (tied)
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 6.4 — 72nd highest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: +28.3 — 75th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 246.2 — 57th lowest of 210 metros
> Population: 125,922

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29. Champaign-Urbana, IL
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +4.0
> Homicides reported in 2020: 12 — 95th lowest of 211 metros (tied)
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 5.3 — 102nd highest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: N/A
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: N/A
> Population: 226,033

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28. Alexandria, LA
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +4.0
> Homicides reported in 2020: 22 — 74th highest of 211 metros (tied)
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 14.5 — 8th highest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: +118.6 — 9th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 967.8 — 6th highest of 210 metros
> Population: 152,037

27. Vallejo, CA
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +4.3
> Homicides reported in 2020: 40 — 43rd highest of 211 metros (tied)
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 8.9 — 40th highest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: +52.8 — 43rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 525.7 — 38th highest of 210 metros
> Population: 447,643

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26. Merced, CA
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +4.3
> Homicides reported in 2020: 24 — 67th highest of 211 metros (tied)
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 8.7 — 45th highest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: +45.4 — 55th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 598.6 — 29th highest of 210 metros
> Population: 277,680

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